On May 29th, one of the Barley Barber 17, Brittany, was sentenced to 30 days in Martin County Jail. She plead no-contest to three charges. Back in January, Brittany bravely defied law enforcement officers as well as Florida Power & Light security guards by crossing into Barley Barber Swamp through a water way that is both waters of the State and waters of the U.S. Brittany carried out a swamp occupation attempting to protect and call attention to the old growth cypress swamp with 1000 year old cypress trees. Barley Barber is a gem, a primeval landscape, and one of the only old-growth cypress forests left in the Southeast Coast. FPL's Martin Power Plant, the largest fossil fuel power plant in the U.S. is pulling water from below the forest causing soil subsidence and the eventual collapse of the entire ecosystem.
Please support Barley Barber Swamp, Brittany, and eco-defense by writing to her at the following address. She could also use lots of books! Also, consider donating to Everglades Earth First! to help with legal funds! Check out the paypal link on www.evergladesearthfirst.org home page.
Martin County Jail
800 SE Monterey Rd.
Stuart, Florida 34994
Martin County Jail Regulations on published materials:
"Inmates may receive Newspapers, magazines, books and periodicals sent directly from the publisher or approved vendor such as a retail book seller, internet distributor or book club via the US Postal Service or private delivery service. Inmates may receive educational, and reference books through the U.S. mail system, provided they are mailed directly from the publisher or bookstore. There are no limitations on religious material. All reading material must be in paperback form."